Kiwi NPO InternetNZ has offered up $50,000 in funding for internet-related projects that benefit the New Zealand community.
Each project can receive a maximum of $20,000, with priority going to education and research projects relating to the internet, as well as projects promoting internet availability.
InternetNZ CEO Vikram Kumar says the intention of the funding is to support projects that the community, rather than InternetNZ, is best placed to implement.
"InternetNZ can tap into the innovation and energy of the wider community to deliver its goal of protecting and promoting the internet for New Zealand,” Kumar says.
"We are trialling a contestable funding round as a one-off initiative. Depending upon the results, InternetNZ will consider if and how any future rounds should work.”
InternetNZ’s regular grants process will continue to operate in parallel, Kumar adds.
Expressions of interest close on September 23; shortlisted applicants will be asked to submit a detailed proposal, and final decisions will be made by October 17.
Go here to read more, and submit a proposal.